It's important to plan ahead if you're an international student, especially if you'll need a visa to enter the UK. You should also double-check that your country is part of the COVID-19 travel corridor and that you won't need self-isolation once you arrive.
Notes on Immigration and Visa Requirements
European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss nationals (excludes Irish nationals)
To enroll in the program, you do not need a visa to enter the UK. Using your passport or identity card at the eGates, you can enter as a tourist for up to 6 months. You will not be able to use your identity card from October 1, 2021, and will instead need to present your passport; this is detailed on the UK Government website.
Once all fees have been paid in full, the Program Administrator will email all non-UK students a standard format pdf letter confirming enrolment and course details, which you should carry in your hand luggage in case you are ever asked any questions on arrival. This paragraph does not apply if you have been awarded pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
a.Nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, USA
You can enter as a visitor for up to 6 months using the eGates, if you have a passport from one of these countries. However, you should take the standard format pdf letter we will issue you in your carry-on luggage in case you have any questions or need to visit a staffed desk if the eGates are not operating or if the eGates are unable to recognize the chip in your passport.
b. other non-EEA nationals
Depending on your passport, you may need to apply for a visa before visiting the UK. Before traveling to the UK, please check if you require a visa on the UK Government website.
You must apply for visitor visa before visiting the UK, if the website indicates that you require a visa. Please check current visa processing times to see how long it will take you to receive a visa in the country from which you are applying for.
Even if the website shows that you do not require a visa: you will still need to bring certain documents to show at the border in order to be admitted as a visitor
We strongly advise that you make sure whether or not you will require a visa before submitting your application, if you are now not a national in section a.
It is important to make the programme application submitted as early as possible to make sure that you have enough time to complete the visa application procedures.
All non-UK students will be supplied with a standard format pdf letter by email confirming enrolment and course details once they have paid the programme fees in full by the Programme Administrator.
Students should make sure they have taken all necessary actions to be allowed to come to the UK. It is not the responsibility of the programme when the students’ visa application is denied at any time before or during the programme.
We may need to contact the Home Office if we have issued you with a standard format pdf letter for visa purposes, but you fail to attend the course and are from a nationality that require a visa before coming to the UK,
Please note that the standard cancellation policy applies in all cases.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our direct line +44(0)1865 512959. Our administrative staff will reply you as soon as possible.
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